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Subtopic: Regulation 59 items found
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Designing Fishing Quota Programs to Net the Biggest Gains
Kailin Kroetz and RFF Nonresident Fellow James Sanchirico assess the trade-offs involved in designing market-based individual transferable quota (ITQ) programs for fisheries.
Event: Extreme Weather and Climate Change
A panel of experts discusses how climate change will increase the risk of extreme weather events and the role of regulators, government, and the insurance industry in responding to this challenge. Video available
Rosina Bierbaum: The Changing Climate for Development
Watch a virtual presentation of Dr. Bierbaum's talk from last month's Hans Landsberg Lecture, in which she details the disproportionate impact of climate change on developing countries and their role in a low-carbon future.
Burtraw Testifies on California Cap and Trade
RFF Senior Fellow Dallas Burtraw outlines potential pitfalls in implementation of California’s AB32 climate legislation.
Ocean Zoning: A Venerable Idea Bobs to the Surface
As the U.S. closes in on a comprehensive policy to oversee and protect maritime resources, several recent articles draw on RFF research to advocate a “zone-the-oceans” policy to ensure that the world’s seas – and the industries that depend on them – are healthy.
How Much Should Cigarettes Cost?
Commentary: Sijbren Cnossen looks at the economics of how governments should tax tobacco, comparing policy choices in the E.U. and U.S.
Can States Regulate Without a “Race to the Bottom”?
Commentary: Widely varying regulatory costs make federal environmental regulation inefficient in some cases. Wallace Oates finds that, contrary to popular theory, giving kinds of certain environmental regulatory authority to states doesn’t result in a polluted “race to the bottom.”
Assessing the Growing Dangers of Tiny Things
Resources Magazine: Nanotechnology promises big benefits, but RFF’s Terry Davies says that governments lack the oversight needed to reduce health, social, and environmental risks.
A New Approach to Reforming the National Flood Insurance Program
Commentary: Adding a federal community flood insurance option could increase coverage, spread risk, and lower premiums, says RFF resident scholar Leonard Shabman.
A Shopping List for America’s Riskiest Foods
Resources Magazine: Foodborne illness can be blamed on a surprisingly small number of foods and pathogens, according to a new study.
Should Congress Reinstate the Superfund Taxes?
Commentary: With funding shortfalls decreasing site cleanups, Kate Probst analyzes whether reviving Superfund’s “polluter pays” principle makes sense.
Insuring Against Catastrophe: A Feasible Goal?
Resources Magazine: Roger Cooke and Carolyn Kousky look at the variables involved in the increasing toll of natural disasters and suggest insurance strategies, practical building measures, and public policies to deal with risks from catastrophe.
The New Economics of Managing the Nation's Waste
In an August 10 commentary, Molly Macauley and Stephen Salant discuss how regulations on shipments raise the overall costs of managing U.S. waste disposal.
New Ideas for Risk Regulation
A two-day conference co-sponsored by RFF and the Society for Risk Analysis looked at options for improving the regulation environmental, health, safety, and security risks.
Hurricanes, Risk, and Liability: Looking to Congress for Relief
Three legislative approaches are being considered to create effective public policies to deal with catastrophic natural disasters, such as large-scale hurricanes. An op-ed in the St. Petersburg Times by Roger Cooke and Carolyn Kousky examines the merits of each.
EPA's Experiment in Cooling Water Regulation
In a May 11 commentary, Winston Harrington discusses an unsuccessful attempt by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to introduce more flexibility and cost-benefit considerations into a traditional technology-based regulation.
Improving U.S. Regulatory Policy
A March 31 seminar examines the recommendations contained in "Reforming Regulatory Impact Analysis" – a new RFF report with contributions from both proponents and skeptics of the desirability of cost-benefit analysis for policymaking.
A Symmetric Safety Valve
RFF scholars find that a cap-and-trade policy that includes a both a price floor and ceiling has significant advantages over a single-side “safety valve” approach that features only a cap.
House Testimony: Morgenstern on Climate Policy and Competitiveness
RFF Senior Fellow Richard Morgenstern testifies before the House of Representatives' Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, outlining approaches for addressing emission leakage.
Slouching Towards Copenhagen?
An RFF seminar analyzes the stumbling blocks ahead for the international community as it seeks to negotiate a sweeping new global climate agreement.
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